Under the leadership of C. Daniel Mullins, PhD, executive director of The PATIENTS Program, the program partners with individuals from a wide range of organizations to ensure patients, health care providers, and other partners are actively engaged in research.

Steering Committee:

Claudia Baquet Claudia Baquet, MD, MPH

Former Professor of Medicine, Associate Dean for Policy and Planning
Director, Center for Health Disparities and Bioethics Research
University of Maryland School of Medicine
Headshot of Luke Cooper Luke Cooper, MBA, JD
Founder and GP at Latimer Ventures
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Jason R. Falvey, PT, DPT, PhD
Assistant Professor
Department of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Science 
Department of Epidemiology and Public Health 
University of Maryland School of Medicine 

Daniel Frye Daniel Frye, JD
Administrator, Services for the Blind and Visually Impaired
New Hampshire Bureau of Vocational Rehabilitation
Division of Workforce Innovation
New Hampshire Department of Education
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Patrick O. Gee, PhD
Health Care Consultant

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NaTasha Horton, MBA
Senior Vice-President, Regional CRA Community Development Manager 
Truist Bank 

Audelia Laird Aurelia L. Laird, RN, BSN
Health Care Advocate
Franklin Lance Franklin Lance, DMin
Mount Lebanon Baptist Church
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Ericka Lewis, MSW, PhD 
Associate Professor
University of Maryland School of Social Work 

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Barbara Palmer
Breast Cancer Survivor and Advocate 

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DeJuan Patterson, MPA
Principal Consultant
The Bridge Advisory Group